Taika Watiti on using comedy to ‘fight bullies’ in nominated film “Jojo Rabbit” | AFP

New Zealand Director Taika Waititi discusses using comedy to “fight back against bullies” in his Oscar-nominated film “Jojo Rabbit”. Waititi joins nominees including Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Renee Zellweger on the red carpet moments before the award ceremony begins.

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Director John Singleton dies at age 51

Director John Singleton, known for films including the Oscar-nominated hit “Boyz N the Hood” and “Poetic Justice,” has died at age 51 in Los Angeles. He suffered a major stroke earlier this month. (April 29)

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How a tweet from Randy Quaid led to Shooter Jennings’ ‘Fast Horses’

(20 Oct 2018) Randy Quaid, the Emmy- and Oscar-nominated actor – and headline-making outlaw – has inspired a country song by recording artist Shooter Jennings, “Fast Horses and Good Hideouts.” (Oct. 19)

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Syrian cinematographer living Oscars ‘dream’

Syrian press photographer Thaer Mohammed says he has been living “the dream” since working as a cinematographer for the Oscar-nominated documentary “Last Men in Aleppo”. The 24-year-old came to France as a refugee before starting work for AFP; now he’s set his sights on a career in filmmaking.

Director tackles brother’s murder in Oscar-nominated doc

Director Yance Ford discusses “why it’s so easy to take the life of black people in the United States and be unpunished or it” in Oscar-nominated documentary, “Strong Island,” which examines the circumstances around his brother’s 1992 murder. (Feb. 20)

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